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yesterday mr. obama outlined his plan for reform. so what will it mean for california and the nation? let's bring in political analyst lay larry gerston. nothing is random in politics so why now? >> reporter: it's about the numbers, raj. latinos are now 17% of the nation. they were 10% of the vote in 2012, and that's up from 2% in 1992. politically latinos no longer can be ignored especially as they get close to influencing outcomes in red states like arizona and texas as they have already done in new mexico, colorado, and florida. >> you bring up latino voters who are citizens, so why is immigration such a big issue? is it a trickle down effect? >> great question. i think there are two reasons. >> reporter: of course they recall the difficulties with gaining their citizen shship an second, many have relatives or friends here illegally because democrats have pressed this issue and republicans have resisted it more than seven out of at the point latino voters voted for barack obama, the democrat,2012. there's your connection. >> so it's a big issue around the country but especially i would
channel 2 news. >>> 8:16. well, president obama wants immigration reform to be completed within six months. in interviews with two spanish language tv networks, the president said the latino voter turnout in the november election is the driving factor making republicans more open to an immigration bill. the president won 71% of the latino vote compared to mitt. >>> there romney. >>> a survey by the public policy institutes shows that 76% illegal immigrants should keep their jobs and eventually get legal residency. only 21% think they should be deported. there are more than 2 million illegal immigrants living here in california. >>> 8:17. authorities in new jersey collected 2600 weapons during a two-day state sponsored gun buyback program. among the items turned in were illegal semi-automatic rifles, sawed-off shot guns and even a rocket launchers. oh,ers onerred -- organizers offered money per weapon. they ran out of money and had to give out $100,000 worth of iou vouchers. >>> marin county has come up with a way to cover their tabs for dozens of people turning in their weapons for cash.
good situation. we continue to monitor that. it's 5:42 right now. >>> today president obama will outline his immigration reform plan. he wants to beef up borders and keep 11 million illegal immigrants in this country. "today in the bay's" tracie potts joins us live with more details on president obama's plan. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's expected to be similar to what the democrats and republicans here on capitol hill pitched yesterday. two big components of that are border security and a path to citizenship for the so-called 11 million immigrants who are already in this country illegally. here's the deal. conservatives want to make sure border security is ensured first before the 11 million immigrants are guaranteed the right to stay or the process to stay. it will be a process what they have put in place in this plan are background checks, fines, learning dpli ining english, a things to get to the back of the line to apply for citizenship. a lot of details to be worked out. civic and labor groups say they support this. they don't want to see it happen in a
congress start it is debate over immigration reform. the two sides trying to sort out differences between the plan and president obama's version. one key issue how long it will take for people in the u.s. to become citizens. they say five years but congress wants the borders secured first which could take time. >> we believe in immigration. we shouldn't be rewarding those who violate the low. >> people were with here 20, 30 years. >> it won't be a quick process. it will be a fair process. it will lift these out of the shadows. >> in a related effort a bipartisan group is pushing a bill to keep more high tech foreign workers here in this country. >> your morning cup of joe or thermos may cost you more. >> she fills up on the petrol. plus, why playing the role of steve jobs pay send ashton kutcher to the hospital. >> yikes. looking over here, nothing like that going on for the peninsula. a smooth drive. we'll bring you the crossings of the bay coming up. >> as we follow the 49ers' quest for six it is always nice to look back at the history of the franchise. win number five, super bowl xxix.
begins the debate over immigration reform. the two sides trying to sort out differences between their plan and president obama's version. one key issue, how long it will take for people already living in the u.s. illegally to become citizens. immigrants, they say five years. congress wants the border secured first which could take time. >> we believe in immigration. we believe in law. we shouldn't reward those who violate the law. >> it will lift these individuals out of the shadows. >> a bipartisan group is pushing a bill to keep more high tech foreign workers here in the country. >> today is a day of observance in california in honor of an oakland man. japanese american fred kor irk matsu refused to enter an interment camp. the case would lead the supreme court to examine the legality of the camp. in 2010 then governor arnold schwarzenegger declared january 30 fred korimatsu day. utah has followed suit. rob is here for christina loren. like the 49ers the weather forecast gets better and better. >> who's got it better than us? >> nobody. >> great compared to the rest of the cou
area to new orleans. >>> 7:35. president obama says now is the time to fix the nation's broken immigration laws. >> i believe we are finally at a moment where conference of immigration reform is within our grasp. but i promise you this -- the closer we get, the more emotional this debate is gonna be coming. >> now, yesterday, in las vegas, the president praised the bipartisan group of senators. the president's reform plan is similar to that one but it has a more direct path to citizenship. >>> next week, the state department will hold a welcoming ceremony for john kerry. confirmed yesterday by the senate as the next secretary of state. the vote was 94-3 with kerry voting present. he could be sworn in as early as friday but no official date has been set. in the meantime, new word this morning that the governor of massachusetts has selected his former chief of staff, william cowen, to temporarily fill john kerry's seat. >>> and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton does not see herself getting back into politics. she says she will focus on public service, speaking and writi
is irresponsible behavior threatens the u.s. economy. in his weekly radio an internet address, obama appraises mary jo white and richard portray. the pair have been appointed to head the securities and exchange commission and a consumer financial protection york. the president says that white will help reform wall street, while corn drake will be a champion for american consumers. >> meanwhile, and the republican address, south dakota senator john ashton says that the senate must pass a budget that addresses out of control spending to startstave off a another credit rating downgrade. >> let's take a live look outside at the san mateo bridge. your temperatures are not to chilly we are at 46 degrees in santa rosa. there is low 50's in richmond and vallejo. it is 50 degrees right now in fairfield. most of the moisture will not push into our area. we will track it for you. drop the week can most of us will stanything thate light. it will not be a wash out. the system will be affected us by the court down perry e thol down. mid-50sn leandro as well as for downtown san francisco. the north bay will have
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